Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon May 21 17:33:36 UTC 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of Beverly Flanigan
> Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2001 11:26 AM

> But I'm increasingly seeing a
> hypercorrection that goes:  "The students all said he/she
> would go and
> wrote his/her name ...."  And to add insult to injury,
> the spelling is
> often "s/he" or "his/er."  Now THIS bothers me!

I thought this was becoming *less* common. In any case, in the few
times I have used this, I write s/he and her/his because the s/he is
convenient but the her/his is alphabetical :-)

Benjamin Barrett

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